|ZAM: Hunedoara judet|
Alternate name: Sameschdorf. 46°00' N 22°27' E, 207.9 miles WNW of Bucureşti. map. a commune in Hunedoara composed of thirteen villages: Almaş-Sălişte (Almásszelistye), Almăşel (Almasel), Brăşeu (Brassó), Cerbia (Cserbia), Deleni, Godineşti (Godinesd), Micăneşti (Mikanesd), Pogăneşti (Poganesd), Pojoga (Pozsga), Sălciva (Szolcsva), Tămăşeşti (Tamasesd), Valea and Zam.
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Mayor Munteanu Ion, Town Hall of Zam, 2747, judet Hunedoara
The Jewish Community of Deva, Libertatii Street no. 9, Romania, tel. 0040-54-215550
The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Street no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
Key holder or caretaker: none
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 21, by 1900 census was 33, and in 1930 was 15. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1956.
The hill and hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 70 x 14 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble and granite, concrete sculpted monuments are common gravestones with Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential and agricultural. Private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Vegetation is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in 24 September 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu, NoIlia. [January 2003]
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